John 13:21, 26-27 – After The Sop

John 13:21, 26-27
21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

-Notice the finality in the phrase “after the sop”.  This is when Satan entered Judas and he set off down the path that would lead to his betrayal of God Himself (Luke 22) and eventual suicide. (Matthew 27) We would all do well to look out for “sop” moments in our own lives.  Moments where we step through a door and cannot step back.  The path we take can have major and sometimes disastrous consequences for us and those around us.  The Bible teaches us, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 14:12)


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